Institute for Social and Economic Change
Working Paper: 419
Food Security in BRICS – Current Status and Issues
Malini L Tantri
Food security is a major area of concern for BRICS economies, as they are home to a combined population of almost three billion people and the largest share of undernourished people in the world. In this context, this paper, while making use of available secondary data, outlines the current state of food security among BRICS economies and the possible lessons they can learn from each other. The analysis helps us argue that though China and India boast of having the highest GDP (PPP), they have failed to provide food security to a large section of their population, whereas Russia and Brazil have performed outstandingly in most of the indicators pertaining to food security. This definitely calls for improved coordination among the member states and highlights the need to share the existing know-how for the progress and development of all the BRICS nations.